Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Changes ...

I'm pretty sure the Bean is done breastfeeding.  I knew it was coming but it still makes me sad.  We made it almost 22 months, I had hope to make it to 24.  We made it WAY past my six week goal.  It's better that it was his choice, rather than mine come September when he turns 2 and I know it'll help the transition with the new baby if he doesn't see his sibling as the baby that stole his boob but I wasn't ready.  I guess that's what it comes down to really, I wasn't ready.  I thought I still had 2 more months to prepare although if I'm honest I probably would have never been ready.

I never thought I'd be one of those Mommas that would breastfeed past 6 weeks let alone a year but almost two years.  Guess it's true what they say about your thoughts on parenting, they go out the window when you actually become a parent.  It's been a great 22 months and I'll cherish the time that was just for us, me and my Sweet Bean.  But now it's time to move on to the next stage.  In 2 months I'll have a full blown toddler!  We've got potty training and crib transitioning in our future (of course we may hold off on the crib to toddler bed change since he's still happily sleeping in his crib without climbing out and I don't look forward to the mess that comes with moving him to a toddler bed). 

It's all part of him growing and moving closer to independence I supposed but it still makes me sad.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Dumpling - 15 weeks

15 weeks pregnant and this only the 2nd mention of my newest little bundle.  People weren't lying when they said the second pregnancy would be harder to document than the first but from here are on out I'm really going to make a better effort.  Plus, this in when things start getting fun with movement and my ever change belly.  The first weeks, at least for me, are nothing but sickness, sickness and more sickness and who wants to here about that on a weekly basis.  So without further slackerness I give you the ever popular pregnancy survey:

How far along? 15 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: according to the doc at my appt last Friday I'm down 4 lbs Maternity clothes? ummm...heck yes and I have been since about 9 weeks
Stretch marks? no new ones.
Sleep: pretty good
Best moment this week: being able to eat with out needing the Zofran first.Food cravings: nope but I'm finally hungry, which is different than the first 13 weeks so...
Gender: no idea and we won't know until December when Dumpling makes his/her appearance
Labor Signs: goodness NO and it better stay that way for a while
Belly Button in or out? still in
What I miss: being able to eat anything
What I am looking forward to: big ultrasound at the end of July,  we might not be finding out the sex but at least we'll get some better pictures
Weekly Wisdom: McDonald's Sweet Tea is soooo yummy.
Milestones: being able to eat an open face turkey sandwich from Bob Evans and not wanting to immediately vomit it back up.  It's the little things.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Pregnancy with a Toddler

Whew!  2 1/2 weeks since my last post.  To say I'm a slacker is an understatement, although it could be worse I could have gone months!

So being pregnant while raising a toddler and working 9-hour days is exhausting!  Last time I could just come home and lay in bed but this time...not so much.  My little Bean he's demanding but luckily he's happy as long as I'm in the same room so we spend a lot of time with Momma laying on the couch while he brings me toys and talks to me.  However, I think I'm just about on the other side of the exhaustion which is good because there's much to get done around the house before this little Dumpling gets here in December.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Did Somebody say Baby?

It's with the most excitement the hubz and I tell the world that we're pregnant with baby number 2!  At this point we're at the start of the 2nd Trimester, even though as I write this post I'm only 4 weeks along.  Our little Dumpling is due in December, we're not finding out the sex again, .  So yeah I thought it'd be fun to have a baby during the busiest family time of the year, ya know how I love an adventure!

How did we find out?  Easter weekend I was due to get Aunt Flo but I had a pretty good feeling that she wasn't going to show.  I tested Easter morning, at 430a because I was awake with no sign of going back to sleep, and sure enough there was the positive sign!  Even though I was expecting it I was still shocked.  I think because with the Bean it took us almost a year and this time it took us two months.  I let hubz find out by leaving the test sitting on the bathroom counter, so original I know. We told all fam Memorial Day Weekend, a little earlier than I would have liked but we were headed to the beach with most of them for the weekend and knew me not drinking kind of would have been a dead giveaway. 
Since we're not finding out the sex again there's not much we'll need for this wee babe.  I'd like to get a better baby carrier and increase my cloth diaper stash.  We'll probably need a new crib and dresser/changing table but we're not sure yet. Oh and we're hoping to get the Bean potty trained before then, yup I've got big plans! Now we're just sitting back and enjoying our last few months with the Bean being our baby as we prepare for this newest arrival.  My little Bean is going to be such a great big brother and I can't wait to see how he interacts with this newest little family member.

Life Milestones

I've got pictures and a post almost done from our fantastic Memorial Day Weekend Beach Vacation but it's not quite done, maybe this week..who knows!  However, this weekend we're headed out on another road trip adventure and mini-vacation.  Once of hubz' cousins is graduating from high school and with this graduation starts the week of celebrating several of the young adults in our family all hitting different, important school/life milestones.  Our oldest niece will also graduate from high school, my little brother we'll be leaving middle school and my baby sister's oldest son will be finishing elementary school.  I think the last two are the hardest for me to wrap my mind around.

Before I became I Momma I never realized how big an impact this different turning points in our life mark the next chapter.  Milestones aren't just the way we make sure our wee babes are progressing the way they should be but also the way we as parents measure how we're doing.  They also remind us of how far we've come and how far those we love have come.

Being a Momma has made me much more sentimental, not that I wasn't already, and aware of these things.  If only because before I know it my little Bean will be starting school, kissing girls, driving, going to prom and leaving for college.